But instead of partying to celebrate their success, he spent time with elementary students.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 12, 2022
In the video shared by the Ravens’ official Twitter account, he asked the students what they wanted to be when they grow up.
He got several answers, from being a football player to a hip-hop artist.
The post’s caption also implied that he read a book to the kids.
He also read the New York Jets defense to score a 24-9 victory in Week 1.
Jackson threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns, to go with 17 rushing yards.
It was a nice outing for Jackson after an abrupt ending to his 2021 season due to an ankle injury.
If not for his injury, the Ravens could have clinched their fourth straight postseason berth.
Unfortunately, Baltimore lost its final six games, putting them out of playoff contention.
Jackson Sending A Signal With This Visit?
With Jackson lending time to the community, is this his way of showing that he wants to remain in Baltimore?
Contract extension talks between the parties fell through because they couldn’t agree on the guaranteed money.
Reports reveal that the Ravens offered him a $250 million partially-guaranteed deal.
However, the self-represented Jackson wanted a fully-guaranteed contract like what Deshaun Watson signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Jackson’s self-imposed deadline on Friday came, but no deal was signed.
Therefore, he will become a free agent after playing out his fifth-year option worth $23 million this season.
The Ravens will have to compete with other squads to acquire his services.
In that case, he might continue reading books for students in another town if he signs elsewhere.